Science Wire

A Piece of the Earliest Baboon Ever Found

August 24, 2015 | The University

A two-million-year-old skull fragment comes from the earliest baboon ever found, a new study reports. The fossil was found in Malapa, a cave in South Africa and a Unesco World Heritage site where specimens of Australopithecus sediba, an early ancestor of modern humans, werediscovered in 2010.

Ancient Monkey Fossil Could Be First Modern Baboon

August 22, 2015 | The University

According to researchers from the Evolutionary Studies Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, an ancient monkey fossil found in Malapa could be the earliest evidence of a modern baboon ever discovered.

New programs added to CCNY curriculum for 2015-16

August 21, 2015 | City College

The new academic year also heralds the debut of a number of new programs at The City College of New York, ranging from a new concentration in architecture to a master’s degree that will take health solutions from concept to practical solutions.

Environmental CrossRoads Initiative team members featured in Science, Daedalus and Global Environmental Change on global water systems

August 20, 2015 | Advanced Science Research Center, Environmental Sciences

Five papers written by members and affiliates of The City University of New York’s (CUNY) Advanced Science Research Center’s (ASRC) Environmental CrossRoads Initiative have been published recently, including three in Science magazine.

Earliest baboon found at Malapa

August 19, 2015 | The University

A team from Wits University’s Evolutionary Studies Institute has discovered a fossil monkey specimen representing the earliest baboon ever found.

To Pluto and Beyond: Planetarium Show Wows Space Fans

August 19, 2015 | The University

The first-ever flyby of Pluto left scientists and the public wide-eyed, and the surprises will likely keep on coming.

Francesca Lingo’s summer NASA experience

August 18, 2015 | City College

Less than two weeks before the start of the fall semester, Francesca Lingo put an impressive freshman year at City College behind her with a NASA presentation on “Earth’s Past as a Window on Exoplanet Habitability.” The prospective physics major was a participant in the Summer 2015 NASA New York City Research Initiative (NYCRI) Internship program at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in Manhattan.

City Tech Students Design and Build a Solar Home for the 2015 Solar Decathlon Competition

August 18, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

In 2012, Super-Storm Sandy showed that new models for housing that meet the needs of a high-density urban environment are desperately needed. A team of approximately 60 City Tech students is contributing their solution in a net-zero energy model home, as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2015 Solar Decathlon international competition. The model […]

National Cancer Institute Awards $1 Million Grant to Lehman College Biology Professor for Killing Cancer Research

August 14, 2015 | Lehman College

BRONX, NY—Dr. Moira Sauane, who teaches in the Department of Biological Sciences at Lehman College, has received a four-year, $1 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to support her groundbreaking research. Her work is focused on understanding how different proteins behave at the cellular and molecular level for the purpose of developing cancer therapies […]

City Tech Leads in Innovative Higher Education STEM Initiatives

August 14, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

This fall, City Tech will launch ASAP (Accelerated Study in Associate Programs), a program that has garnered national recognition, including a recent citation by President Obama for doubling the graduation rates of participating students. As part of The City University of New York’s (CUNY) initiative to expand ASAP beyond its community colleges, City Tech will […]

New evidence suggests marmosets learn vocalizations from parents

August 14, 2015 | The University

A team of researchers with Princeton University has found that marmosets appear to learn at least some of their vocalizations from their parents. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes a study they carried out with the little South American monkeys and what they learned from it. David Margoliash with the University of Chicago and Ofer Tchernichovski with City University of New York offer some insight into the work done by the team in a Perspectives piece in the same journal edition.

City Tech Student Wins Global Taste of Korea Competition in New York

August 14, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech is pleased to announce that Marjorie Silva, Hospitality Management student, won the Global Taste of Korea New York preliminaries held at the International Culinary Center in Manhattan on July 18. As a finalist, Silva will travel to Seoul, Korea, later this month for a ten-day culinary trip and the opportunity to compete against […]

Harold Holzer Named Director of the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College

August 14, 2015 | Hunter College

August 13, 2015-Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab today announced the appointment of Harold Holzer as the Jonathan F. Fanton Director of the College’s Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute. Holzer, who until last month was the Senior Vice President for Public Affairs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, is one of the nation’s foremost scholars […]

CCNY Grove School’s Biomedical Engineering Department to be honored for commitment to diversity

August 13, 2015 | City College

The City College of New York Grove School of Engineering’s Department of Biomedical Engineering has been chosen as the recipient of the 2015 Biomedical Engineering Society Diversity Award.

LaGuardia Students and Faculty to Present Findings at CUNY Research Scholars Program Symposium

August 13, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

The first cohort of the CUNY Research Scholars Program (CRSP) at LaGuardia Community College has wrapped up research and presented their work at the 2015 CRSP Summer Symposium.

Fifteen students have been working under the guidance of nine faculty members at LaGuardia on various research projects throughout the last year through CRSP. The goal of the program is to encourage undergraduate participation in authentic research experiences, and to increase persistence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines within CUNY.

Science Assures It’s Fine to Have Fewer Friends in Your 30s

August 13, 2015 | The University

Social networks tend to follow predictable cycles throughout a person’s life, expanding in the 20s and shrinking in the 30s and beyond, a notion borne out by social-scienceresearch and popular trend pieces alike. Now, a new study takes this idea and fast-forwards several decades into the future, giving a hint about the long-term impact of this friendly ebb and flow.

LaGuardia Community College Helps Immigrant Nurses Become Re-Credentialed in New York

August 12, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

Forty immigrant nurses were honored during a special ceremony at LaGuardia Community College on August 11. All have completed the college’s inaugural NCLEX-RN Preparation Course for English Language Learners (ELLs) to prepare them for the certification exam that is part of the re-credentialing process to return to work as Registered Nurses in the State of New York.

Operated under LaGuardia’s Center for Immigrant Education and Training, and part of the college’s New York City Welcome Back Center, which guides internationally trained healthcare professionals through New York’s re-credentialing process, the course prepares those with a nursing degree from another country with the English and workforce skills necessarily to pass the state board of nursing’s National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN).

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and AT&T New York President Marissa Shorenstein Congratulate Brooklyn Science Innovation Initiative Students at Kingsborough Community College

August 10, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and AT&T New York President Marissa Shorenstein joined Kingsborough Community College President Farley Herzek, faculty, and staff today for the graduation ceremony for participants in the AT&T Brooklyn Science Innovation Initiative which fosters interest in STEM-related careers and scientific inquiry skills. The program, an intensive five-week STEM skills program, […]

Hostos Student Ready To Take On The World Thanks To Special Award

August 10, 2015 | Hostos Community College

On June 17, Almanzar was at the CUNY Graduate Center accepting a Peter Jennings Scholarship Laurel Award. The scholarships are named in honor of Peter Jennings, the Anchor of ABC’s World News Tonight, who died in 2005 at age 67. Jennings took a strong interest in CUNY’s Adult Literacy/GED Program and frequently spoke passionately about its mission.

BMCC Receives Over $2 Million in STEM Funding

August 6, 2015 | Uncategorized

Thanks to new funding from the New York State Department of Education (NYSED), hundreds of students will be able to engage in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) research projects at Borough of Manhattan Community College of The City University of New York (BMCC/CUNY). Over a period of five years, BMCC’s Collegiate Science and Technology […]